June 4, 2011
-- MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Urban Bike Adventure is an off-beat bike race made up of obstacle-dodging, scavenger-hunting and road-racing events. The adventure tour hits the streets of Minneapolis on June 18. This will be the inaugural year for the Urban Bike Adventure created by Jason Kelly, alum of McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul. Kelly hopes to spread the spirit of adventure to every city his race visits. The idea is picking up speed as the 2011 Urban Bike Adventure tour now includes ten major cities throughout the country, including Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Miami.
Kelly said, “I wanted to start the race off in Minneapolis because it is known as one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country.” Kelly said the Midwestern charm and hip culture of downtown Minneapolis attracted him in choosing the city as the inaugural stop on the tour.
The Urban Bike Adventure is designed for participants of all skill levels. From the casual biker to the commuter to the triathlete; everyone can participate in this race. “Most teams participate just for the laughs and memories of discovering the city in a new way, but some will compete to win it all,” Kelly said, “either way, a lot of our participants will forget they’re even in a race and just have fun.”
Check-in will begin at 9 a.m. on June 18 at the Cardinal Tavern on 2920 E 38th St. Online registration is available at www.urbanbikeadventure.com.
About the Urban Bike Adventure
The Urban Bike Adventure (T.U.B.A.) was created in 2011 and is designed for participants of all skill levels. Two and three person teams hit the street on bikes and must complete a variety of challenges and obstacles around the city to compete for prizes. For more information, please visit the Urban Bike Adventure website at www.urbanbikeadventure.com or follow the company with Facebook and Twitter.
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The Urban Bike Adventure is the most fun you'll ever have on wheels. Discover the city in a new way, get some exercise and have fun! Two and three-person teams hit the street on bikes and complete a variety of funky challenges and obstacles around the city.